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roboterkampf
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: 1/2 studio scale Offworld Blimp project Reply with quote

I finally have the final piece needed to make a 1/2 scale Offworld Blimp! The original source advertising material that I can load into two mpeg-cpable lcd screens that I purchased, so that when this model is finished, it will literally play the advertising and audio as seen in the film. A happy coincidence: the screens (at a little over 10" each) work out to 1/2 studio scale! So when I use donor kits like the Quad Gun Tractor, I can use a 1/72nd kit in place of a 1/35th. Good times.

Here's a rough idea of scale, with one of the screens:



A buddy in Japan has a bunch of the original photoetch frets from the Hades set, which coincidentally were repurposed on the blimp for the equatorial "antennas", so I'm scanning the sheet, redrawing them, halving the scale, and getting a sheet etched.

A very talented Wizard is drafting a blimp form for me, which I will make a master for, so I can cast it and also make a non-electronic "first revision" blimp (the one with three screens), and allow the form to be hollow and lightweight.



And here's a tease of the holy grail! I have scrubbed the geisha footage in this file (but you get the idea), and made it quick-and-dirty from my monitor (with a low rent comparison to the film) - it's a teaser after all!

http://www.roboterkampf.com/images/prop/blimp/blimp.MOV
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!!

Can't wait to see this!! Awesome job so far!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to be first on the list if you start producing these!
VERY cool!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This certainly looks like an exciting build! I am looking forward to seeing the progress.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see more progress on this...soon?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another NICE and INCREDIBLE prop replica to include in the Fan Book of Props project! WOWOWWWWWW!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But. . . will it fly????


Very cool project! All your projects are.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had to come over here and say that I'm really looking forward to this piece!!

It's nice to see the amount of reference material you've been able to aquire as well!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, this project promises to be very neat !

BTW roboterkampf, I've visited your site... Very cool, I especialy like the photo where you play around with Ripley's helmet from A L I E N !!!!!! (lucky guy, I hate you a little bit, now)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are more new things turning up here.

Excellent. Best of luck on this project.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will look killer! Can't wait to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a small "study model" - we're REALLY close to nailing the shape to then build the 24" form!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very cool Jason.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, can't wait to see the next step !

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes; now the real work begins
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool.
Can't wait to see what happens next.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I didn't realize the basic form was so organic-looking. Very cool, Jason! Looking forward to more!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much anticipated Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am beyond excited at what greeted me in my mail box this morning!!!!




I can now see about getting it milled/vac formed, and then I can BUILD!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is almost obscene looking. Very cool. Thank you for sharing the build with us.

Andy
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